ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 | Slashed black sweater dress - $120
Ann-Sofie Back isn’t your run-of-the-mill designer. She once stated her design aesthetic as being “sophisticated with humor.” That same irony in her words can be found in her collections and her second collaboration with Topshop is no exception to that, either.
For Topshop SS2010, Back takes your everyday basic silhouettes and gives ‘em a good slash here and there as a way to “represent a nonchalant attitude in dressing,” as if wearing a plain tee or sweatshirt weren’t nonchalant enough. The pieces are definitely looks for comfort but don’t leave much room for coverage. If you appreciate a gothic look or just have a penchant for simulated grunge, a peak at Back’s Topshop collabo is a must. The collection just dropped at Topshop Online and will be available in Topshop’s NY store January 27.
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Slashed grey T-shirt dress - $100
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Slashed back sweatshirt – $100
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Beaded slashed grey long-sleeved top – $110
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Slashed black sweater dress – $120
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Beaded slashed charcoal sleeveless dress – $140
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Slashed grey T-shirt dress – $100
ANN-SOFIE BACK FOR TOPSHOP SS10 || Beaded slashed grey vest – $100
Ladies and lovers of fashion, art and all things vintage, direct your attention towards a new online blog where you can view and shop vintage clothing and merchandise from independent designers. The site is called The Conversation Piece and it’s not your average fashion blog. Since the main objective of the blog is to showcase up-and-coming designers and artists, the goods are displayed with lovely styling and photography, which goes to show the folks behind TCP put a lot of love into the blog. Like most blogs, expect some dialogue on topics that stir the minds of today.
Below is only a snippet of what’s to come from The Conversation Piece, and so far, so good!
Colette has a bevy of gorgeous goods about to hit the eshop, ready for us to snap up. We have chosen a few of our favourite things for you to keep your eyes on upon their release;
With each shade named after a different airport code, USLU Airlines nail polish is made to apply smoothly, fill the nail surface, hold well and dry quickly. The glittery goodness that is USLU’s LAS (Las Vegas Airport) polish quickly caught our eye. Perfect for a splash of colour in this cold winter us Aussies are enduring here in the southern hemisphere. Shoes, shoes, who doesn’t love shoes? Originally made for ballerinas, french brand Repetto has continued making shoes to appeal to the masses since their first launch in 1947. Their simple and dainty designs are a perfect option for those who have some spare cash to put down on great quality shoes. Colette is featuring various styles to indulge in – our favourites are the Python Ballerina shoes which come in three different colours.
The Lacoste and Zaha Hadid collaboration is one of a kind – ergonomically designed to adapt to the shape of one’s body and crafted in italian calf leather, this shoe comes in both purple and black. These shoes are also a limited edition run exclusive to Colette, with only 850 pairs made in the world. Tabitha Simmons is also about to release her new collection in the Colette shop, the line features a balanced mix of opened-toed, wedged, stiletto-ed goodness with each pair crafted in leather and exotic skins.
Comme Des Garçons have created a crocodile/python print baby pink leather bag exclusively for Colette – this gorgeous piece is limited edition and they have only made 30 copies, so if you love it, grab it now!
For the more eco-conscious, beautiful model Liya Kebede has launched her own line of scarves made of 100% cotton. All scarves are manufactured in Ethiopia, Liya’s native country, so upon purchase of one of the gorgeous LemLem pieces you can take pride in the fact that your money is being used to drive economy and create jobs in a third world country.
Australian company Zip Zip has created a very cute building brick USB key. It’s a piece of lego with a USB stick inside!Rejoice! A practical, funny little 8GB gift.
Ladies, save your pennies and spend well in the Colette store. Just ‘browsing’ the store for this article has loaded my cart with 7 items already..
So, have you guys heard about this online shop Gilt Groupe yet? No? Well, I know you ladies all over the country and worldwide hear about all of these faaahbulous designer sample sales in NYC and LA, and get totally bummed because they never come to your cities or towns. Gilt Groupe is like an online sample sale that you can all hit up! They offer top designer clothes at up to 75% off, from brands like Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Cynthia Steffe, Habitual and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. But there’s a catch…it’s members-by-invitation only, which lends it the air of exclusivity that the labels they sell are looking for, and the sales only run for each brand for a limited amount of time. You can get an idea of what’s for sale on their blog, but they’re still tight with the info, so If you’re interested in checking out the luxurious threads, leave a message in the comment section under your valid e-mail address, and I’ll hook you up with an invite.